Custom Images Tutorials

Custom images are Linux and Unix-like images you import to DigitalOcean. You can create Droplets based custom images, which lets you migrate and scale your workloads without spending time recreating your environment from scratch.

This community tutorial explains how to use VirtualBox, a free and open-source virtualization tool, to create a DigitalOcean-compatible VDI image (VirtualBox Disk Image) from an Ubuntu 18.04 ISO. You can adapt the steps in this tutoiral for your preferred distribution’s ISO images.
This community tutorial explains how to create and compress a disk image of a Unix-like or Linux system that meets custom images requirements.